Feather Dusters


Scientific name - Sabellastarte sp.

Family: Sabellidae

Common name – Giant Feather Duster

Max Size – 7 in (8 cm)

Range: Hawaii, Indo-Pacific

Care Level – Moderate

Temperament – Peaceful

Foods and feeding – This worm is a filter feeder and will need to be fed plankton.

Supplements: Calcium, Trace Elements

Aquarium suitability -

Reef compatibility – Yes

Captive care – This is a filter-feeding worm, that secretes a tube to protect its body. If the worm feels stressed it will retreat into its tube. The worm prefers a shaded area, like under a rock overhang. It comes in a variety of colors. It requires pristine water conditions, small amount of nitrates or metals are toxic to it. If the worm is temporarily subjected to stressful conditions it may drop its crown and then regrow it. The worm will do best in an established aquarium.
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